Thursday, January 18, 2007

Blood Is Thicker Than Water: "Talon" (cont'd)

In peacetime, Americans used 6 Talon slide fasteners for every man, woman and child ... on trousers, corsets, dresses, etc. But little did they realize how vitally important this amazing device ... with its speed, security and weather-protection ... would be in wartime. Today it's being used on everything from uniforms to cartridge cases ... from sleeping bags to airplanes. In fact, it's saving time and life in every branch of the armed forces ... in 123 different ways!

TALON, INC., MEADVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA

#1 INSTRUMENTS FOR ARMY DOCTORS--
are instantly available for emergency
use in slide-fastened cases!

#2 SLIDE FASTENERS IN RUBBER LIFE RAFT ... The same security

that women enjoyed in slide-fastened handbags is now protecting

vital supplies in pockets on life rafts!

#3 DARK ROOM ON THE BATTLEFRONT ... Reconnaissance photographs are developed the moment pilot lands, in special air-conditioned tents closed with a slide fastener to seal out light.

Life November 30, 1942

1 comment:

Flag Gazer said...

Fascinating!!!
How easy it is to forget that something we take for grated, like the zipper, was once new and amazing!